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Sep 29, 2006

Park Brake Failure - Truck Rolls Away

An unattended partly loaded bulk explosives truck was parked with its engine running. The driver had applied the park brake before disembarking ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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May 24, 2007

Shuttle Car Lunged Forward

The isolator on a shuttle car had been turned off. When the isolator was turned on and the pump start switch turned to start, the car lunged ...

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Surface Mine

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Dec 24, 2008

Fatality Involving Mobile Crushing Plant

A worker sustained fatal injuries when struck by the right hand hopper door of a mobile crushing plant.

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Underground Coal Mine

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Jun 2, 2002

Inadvertent Operation Of Longwall Shearer

Between the end of night shift and the beginning of day shift, the longwall shearer had moved approximately 10 metres towards the main gate. ...

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Underground Coal Mine

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Aug 27, 1999

Accidents on Continuous Miners during Maintenance Work Underground

Since 1996 in the underground coal industry, there have been two fatal accidents and one very serious accident (double amputation) all ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 1, 2002

Light Vehicle Incidents

Recently there have been a number of high potential incidents in open cut mines involving light vehicles that could have led to serious ...

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Underground Mine

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May 19, 2003

Operator Crushed In Articulation Point Of Loader

A loader operator received fatal injuries when crushed within the articulation point of a load haul dump vehicle (LHD). The operator had left ...

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Surface Mine

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Sep 23, 2003

Franna Mobile Cranes - Uncontrolled Movement

A 12t Franna crane was observed rolling backwards from where it had been parked. It came to rest when the rear of the crane impacted a building ...

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Surface Mine

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Dec 13, 1990

Electric Shock Involving P & H Shovel

Whilst tracing a grease line inside the carbody structure of a P & H shovel, a mechanical trades assistant received a severe electric shock ...

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Surface Mine

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May 25, 1995

Conveyor Belt - Fatal Accident 1995

A mobile crushing and screening plant operator died from severe crush injuries to the arm and chest when he became trapped between the belt and ...

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Jul 30, 1997

Crushed In Articulation Point Of LHD

A Loader Operator received serious crush injuries including a fractured pelvis when he was caught in the articulation point of a low-profile ...

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Surface Mine

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Feb 29, 2000

Operator Trapped By Suction Hose

A truck mounted vacuum suction unit was being used to clean up fine and lump material at an ore processing plant, with the truck at ground ...

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Surface Coal Mine

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Nov 1, 2006

Large Electrical Equipment At Surface Mines May Have Auxilliary Power Sources

COAL MINE FATALITY – An electrician, with 21 years of experience, was fatally injured while troubleshooting a dragline trailing cable at ...

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Nov 22, 2002

Park Brake Failure

INCIDENT

In recent months in mines in south-western New South Wales, there have been a number of unplanned movements of Eimco 913s. ...

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Surface Mine

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Aug 20, 2002

Quarry Operator's Arm Caught In Unguarded Conveyor

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A quarry operator was seriously injured when his arm was pulled into a conveyor.

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Feb 6, 2002

Failure Of Braking Systems On Mobile Equipment

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The secondary braking system on mobile equipment has failed a number of times. This has led to unintentional movement. The ...

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Jan 15, 2002

Alternate Radio Transmitter Signals Start Machine

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A remote controlled machine was being tested in a surface workshop using radio remote control. The hydraulic pump on the ...

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